Best Solo Artists

What's your favorite solo artist?
Qualifications, has to be the only official member to a band or group.

The Top TenXW

1Michael Jackson

WHEN YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SINGE, WRITE, COMPOSE, PRODUCE, DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPH.. you are simply the best, and every talent of these were perfect...
oh, I almost forgot he also directed 2 of his music video... so again THE BEST..

he is the KING OF MUSIC...
the best artist ever, and his talent was massive... singing, writing, composing, dancing, producing and choreographing... he even directed two of his music videos... what else do you need from an artist...

The King of Music... too many haters just judge a book by a cover! Don't understand how this world works.. More than just a legend.. The King Of Music.. PERIOD!

I don't like pop music, in fact it may be my least favorite genera

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2K.S. Chithra

She is the greatest singer of all time.
She has perfect pitch & perfect tune. I love all her songs.
She could sing any song & make it a hit. "
"Most certainly, without a doubt the greatest singer off all-time... And incredible musician over all. You can't tell me her voice is not the most unique as well

3Jackie Evancho

She is my singer, I follow no one else!

There are no words to describe the talent and charisma of this young performer. She leaves her audiences weeping with joy or numb with emotional exhaustion. She has to be seen live to be believed. - BobG

No flashy lights, twerking, explosions, autotune, maximum decibels or other distractions. Just an incredible young lady with an amazing voice in front of a piano or a symphony orchestra singing everything from Rachminioff to Morricone, U2 to Taylor Swift, and originals. Every concert is an amazing evening.

4Bob Dylan

He was a true poet, and possibly the most important musician of the twentieth century. The Beatles looked up to him, and he influenced an entire era of music. Bob Dylan was basically the voice of his generation, and he has undoubtedly created three of the greatest albums of all time: "Highway 61 Revisited", "Blonde On Blonde" and "Blood On The Tracks" (or possibly even four, if you include Bringing It All Back Home). Plus, he has written and recorded several of the greatest songs ever made (anyone who's heard of Bob knows at least a few of these).

It doesn't matter if you're one of those people that just doesn't like Bob's music, nobody can doubt that he is in fact the greatest solo artist of all time, due in large part to his musical talents, his incredible ability to write poetry into his songs, and his unfathomable influence in 1960's popular culture and music.

There was music before bob dylan and then there was music after bob dylan. He changed the way that music was heard. The beatles were influenced by him. Go on youtube and look up "beatles on bob dylan" also like a rolling stone is considered the greatest song of all time.

He was mister perfect... What a breath!... Guitar... Mouth organ... And singing at a time... Salute... No one does it better... And the lyrics are breath taking!

Greatest songwriter of all time!

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5John Lennon

A true legend, gave the world peace and love and was part of one of the most truly mind blowing bands who changed the face of popular music forever. No one has beaten his record hits.

Lennon's strong belief in atheism is what gave him a will to work towards world peace thorugh his songs, not god.
One of the best lyricists of all time!

6Elton John

Please get Sir Elton John in the top 10

7Elvis Presley

Elvis emerges during the late 50's and doesn't it tell those unbelievers why he is called "King" and why he is known to be the most imitated performers of all times. 36 years after his dead and yet his presence and influence is very much around. Elvis music is timeless and have withstand the test of time. He is the first and original American idol.

He should be number 1. Second to none! 36 years after his death, his influence can still be seen and fan clubs worldwide are still active and growing! There will always be a new generation of Elvis fans! ( Fyi:I don't belong from his era! ) Who can beat that?! He's "the king"!

There will never be someone like Elvis, he is number one.

Elvis is the number 1! The mans charisma and voice cannot be touched period!

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8David Bowie

The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Station To Station, Low, Heroes, Scary Monsters and The Next Day. All for me absolute masterpieces. He has done some bad albums such as Never let Me down, Tonight and Black Tie White Noise but I can't think of any other solo artist that has contributed as much as David Bowie.

Bowie has mastered so many different genres of music from Rock to Soul. He recently came back with the best comeback I've ever heard and has cemented his legacy. Should be number one on list in my opinion.

Lists like this bring out the hate.
Can you believe that some moronic Michael Jackson fans have given Elvis a "dishonorable mention"?
No doubt they are jealous that Elvis is the biggest-selling solo artist of all time by a mile; only the Beatles have sold more than Elvis.

Most diverse and all round talented solo artist ever!

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9Jimi Hendrix

Have to love Hendrix, I understand MAYBE below Jackson and Dylan, but should be 3.

Moat of Hendrix's career he was not a solo artist.
Backup band for Little Richard, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, the Experience, Band of Gypsies; he was awesome but not a solo.


Ya! Vote for the real slim shady!

Eminem all the way

The Contenders

11Eric Clapton
12Johnny Cash
13PJ Harvey
14Juliet Simms
15Sumi Jo
16Gwen Stefani
17Emily Bear
18Tony Bennett
19Adam Lambert
20Chuck Berry
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